Paul Henderson Agape Church Budapest, Hungary

Thirty-four years ago this month, a student with a freshly acquired degree in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University walked into my campus ministry office. He had planned on following in his dad’s footsteps and become a police detective. Experiences in the months leading up to his graduation brought a change of heart, however. As a result, he came saying he wanted to pursue work in vocational ministry.

Events transpiring in this young man’s life between May 1988 and the present make an interesting story about discipleship and disciple making. His story spreads from Murfreesboro to Seattle and from Seattle to Budapest, Hungary.

Paul Henderson, the kid from Smyrna, Tennessee who once thought he would be tracking down “bad guys” as a police detective, wound up on a church planting team that moved to Budapest, Hungary in 1990. Thirty-two years later, he is the only member of the original team of 13 men and women who remains in Hungary. He now leads a church of nearly three hundred members there.

It happens that Paul is on furlough and back in Tennessee this month. I’ve asked him to speak at our first meeting of “Fishermans Wharf” this coming Monday, May 16th.

In case you missed seeing the initial invitation to join us for a brown-bag lunch next Monday at Green House Ministries, I’ve pasted in details below. Please join us for this first gathering as we encourage one another and try to keep disciple making on the “front burner.”

Hope to see you at 11:30 A.M. on May 16 at 307 South Academy Street, Murfreesboro!

Mike Stroud, The Timothy Network

P.S. Please park in the rear lot behind the new Green House Ministries facility.

“Fisherman’s Wharf” is your invitation to connect with other “fishers of men and women,” disciple makers who love Jesus, have a passion for the Great Commission, and want to be effective Ambassadors in the Kingdom of God. 
Starting Monday May 16, 2022, a bi-weekly lunch gathering to encourage fellowship in the disciple making community will be held at the new Green House Ministries building, 307 South Academy Street in Murfreesboro (directly behind their old facility on South Spring).
Meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. and conclude by 12:30 p.m.  We will keep the first meeting simple by asking that you bring your own “brown bag” lunch and drink.
This new initiative is for everyone who longs to be used for God’s purposes in making disciples. Over the course of time we will hear from seasoned disciple makers, those just getting started on the journey, and the gamut of “in-betweeners” with various levels of disciple making experience. Testimonials from people whose lives have been impacted by life-on-life discipleship will also regularly be in the mix.
We will enjoy fellowship, share stories and ideas, encourage one another’s efforts, and pray for a revival of disciple making in our area.